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Over 100 dead bodies found afloat in Ganga in UP

India Blooms News Service | 14 Jan 2015, 05:18 am
Lucknow, Jan 13 (IBNS): Over 100 dead bodies have surfaced in the river Ganga near Pariyar between Kanpur and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, media reports said on Tuesday.

The bodies were spotted by locals near the Pariyar Ghat under Safipur police station area in Unnao on Tuesday morning.

Following this, the district authorities were informed.

A team of local administration and police officials reportedly rushed to the spot and found the bodies lying on the river bed.

While District magistrate claimed 50 bodies were recovered, media reports claimed that 100 dead bodies were found.

“We have recovered 35-50 bodies toll now. We will make arrangement to dispose them off,” Unnao district magistrate, Saumya Agarwal was quoted as saying by CNN-IBN channel.

She told the channel that, primarily it appeared that the bodies were of ‘unmarried’ people who had been immersed in the river, and not cremated, as per the Hindu rituals.

She has informed that a team comprising an additional district magistrate and additional superintendent of police is now probing the incident.

Over 100 dead bodies found afloat in Ganga in UP

India Blooms News Service
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